Quartz Creek Hwy 1, 40 km west of Golden, near the Quartz Creek bridge, looking east. Located near the state line of the British Columbia and Alberta, Rogers Pass connects the towns of Golden, and Revelstoke. Rogers Pass Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly after noon today after receiving reports of a collision between an eastbound Ford F150 and a westbound commercial tractor trailer. A mudslide closed Highway 1 at Canoe, between Sicamous and Salmon Arm, until Tuesday morning. In 1910 sixty-two people were killed at Rogers Pass while working to clear the Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line of the snow that had been swept across it in the course of a number of earlier avalanches. A few weeks back it was reported on the site that a skier had died on Youngs Peak in Rogers Pass but there were few details know at that time. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide. Nat Segal reports. David Xiao was climbing with a partner, reportedly unroped, somewhere on Mount Sir Donald in Rogers Pass when he fell to his death. I’d say, ‘Hey, you know that activity where people strap planks to their feet and slide down mountains really really fast? Thank you @carreradawn for the kick ass action shot of me! When asked: If you could make a 20-second phone call to yourself at any point in your life present or future, when would you call and what would you say? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. RCMP are investigating a crash at the Rogers Pass Tuesday. Xiao was born and raised in China, but moved to Canada a few years ago. If you are looking to take on the beauty of Rogers Pass then here are my tips to make sure you have both a fun and safe day. One man is dead following a major collision on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) about 45 kilometres east of Revelstoke. The 91-ton locomotive and plow were hurled 15 metres to land upside-down. The Canadian Pacific Railway's line through Rogers Pass completed its transcontinental railroad through to Canada's west coast, and at the time was the only such link. From pillow lines, to rocky summits and couloirs, any powder junky will be able to get their fix here. According to ACMG Ski guide, Greg Hill, “outdoor adventurers seek the backcountry because it is untamed and slightly dangerous. A 12-year-old boy was killed in a head-on crash in Rogers Pass that injured four others on Friday morning. The Trans Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C., reopened to traffic around 6 p.m. Tuesday following a serious crash near the Rogers Pass… All witnesses have been interviewed and the RCMP traffic analyst is examining the scene in an attempt to determine the case of the accident. You become so much more connected with nature when listening to the sound of wind, of flowing water, the smells of the plants and earth. Finding The Line travelled with the support of Destination British Columbia. Last month while shooting for ‘Finding The Line’, we visited Rogers Pass, accompanied by Greg, and after driving through these mountains countless times in my ski life, it was a thrill to finally top out on one of the summits and look around at the untamed mountains, for which the area is renowned. Get educated. His loss is being felt by his many friends and climb/ski partners around the world. The roads were in good winter driving conditions and visibility was not an issue. There were no other injuries. Seventeen were buried, seven of which were fatal. The Trans-Canada Highway is currently closed in both directions east of Revelstoke due to a fatal collision. Trans Canada reopens after serious crash near Rogers Pass. Seriously, it will change your life. Xiao replied: “To my 14-year-old self. Add your email to the Canadian gripped newsletter mailing list: Get the digital edition of Gripped for your chosen platform: This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. While the incredible collaboration between Parks Canada and the Department of National Defence have helped to keep the roads safe, the rise of backcountry skiing and recreation in the park led to an increase in avalanche related accidents. However, it is not skiing that first made Rogers Pass famous. The closure was the second on the route through the B.C. In the heart of Glacier National Park, this tourism destination since 1886 is a National Historic Site. Rogers Pass and the Trans Canada Highway that cuts through it is the busiest rail and road corridor to the Pacific Coast. Highway 1 crash near Rogers Pass claims a life. Professional freeride skier and backcountry lover from Melbourne, Australia. [2][3], When news of the disaster reached nearby Revelstoke a relief train consisting of 200 railmen, physicians and nurses was sent to the scene. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. From carving turns on remote alpine peaks to bagging local classic rock climbs, his energy and passion for the peaks was evident in every objective he threw himself at. The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed following the incident and isn’t expected to reopen until at least 6 p.m. NowMedia will update the original story regarding the road closure once the highway opens up. Half an hour before midnight as the track was nearly clear, an unexpected avalanche from Avalanche Mountain swept down the opposite side of the track to the first fall. Climber Dies After Fall on Mount Sir Donald in B.C. The only survivor was Billy Lachance the locomotive fireman who had been knocked over by the wind accompanying the fall but otherwise remained unscathed. Finding the right balance, staying safe while still exploring this incredible terrain takes time, skills and effort but pays off in powder turns. Although completed in November 1885 it was soon abandoned as throughout that winter, up to 12 metres of snow buried the line and avalanches tore away newly-laid sections of track. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Sir Donald has a classic Northwest Ridge alpine trad route that is graded 5.4, and it has a deadly reputation. One of the challenges of Rogers Pass is the slightly longer approaches. Melissa Jameson - Feb 1, 2018. In 2017, we reported about a number of accidents and deaths in the mountains, one of which was a climber who fell off Sir Donald here. 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I had a couple of vehicles pass me on double solid lines and on a corner,” Lilley said of Tuesday’s drive. What a climb that was! 1807. Joe Obad, the executive director of the Canadian Avalanche Association in Revelstoke, calls the two avalanches in 2003 “seismic events” which resulted in a total restructure of the way that avalanche safety and education for both professionals and recreational skiers. We were held up for 4+ hours on the Summit of Rogers Pass after an accident just east of the 5 snow sheds on the first corner to the left. A…, How to use skiing/boarding to improve life resilience in 2020, Want to work a ski season? The region is renowned for it’s perfectly piled powder snow and diverse terrain. Always keen for skiing buddies who carry extra snacks and a good game of backcountry backgammon. Imagine falling asleep and gazing into space and beyond, a billion stars and the swirling colors of the Milky Way. Looking back a few weekends ago at Achilles spire! Our climbing community in Canada is a close-knit one and we all feel it when we lose someone. In the center of Glacier National Park, lies Rogers Pass, a high mountain highway that is becoming one of the most celebrated backcountry skiing zones in Canada. @TranBC @DriveBC Head on collision #bchwy1 60km west of #Golden closed both directions. Well known for its rugged, steep and diverse terrain, coupled with the highest average annual snowfall in Canada (12 meters per year on average), it is no wonder that the numbers of winter backcountry visitors rose to 17 000 visitors in 2016. Rogers Pass. Lilley, who transports goods along the TransCanada for a living, said the road is becoming more dangerous. “Also, I see a lot of other people texting while they’re driving too, even in the mountains.”. As a result, it is recommended to get an early start and plan your day accordingly with plenty of water, food and layers. Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, but the term also includes the approaches used by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and the Trans-Canada Highway.In the heart of Glacier National Park, this tourism destination since 1886 is a National Historic Site. The 1910 Rogers Pass Avalanche killed 62 men clearing a railroad line near the summit of Rogers Pass through the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia on March 4, 1910. Whoa – Eden Health Retreat’s giving away 100 holidays! This is what you need…, The pain free guide to the perfect ski boot fitting, largest mobile avalanche control programs, calls the two avalanches in 2003 “seismic events”, The ultimate beginner’s guide to stand-up paddle boarding, $200m indoor ski slope complex for Western Sydney is one step closer, Tasmania’s best cellar doors for a wine and dine summer. Go try it now, trust me.'”. Despite the inherent risk of avalanche accident, the new developments in education, safety and new equipment internationally means that there are ways to safely recreate in avalanche terrain and avoid being in an accident. We were held up for 4+ hours on the Summit of Rogers Pass after an accident just east of the 5 snow sheds on the first corner to the left. Well known for its rugged, steep and … The Trans Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C., reopened to traffic around 6 p.m. Tuesday following a serious crash near the Rogers Pass. The wooden cars behind the locomotive were crushed and all but one of the workmen were instantly buried in the deep snow. Follow Anna & Nat Segal on their Finding The Line journey on Facebook. Xiao took full advantage of the Canadian Rockies, his backyard range, which you can experience on his social media.